The Venues

We have made maps of all of the venues which you can see by using the buttons below.

_0000_New Quay

The New Quay Inn

Formerly known as the Newfoundland Fishery, there has been a waterside pub here for over 400 years, nestling between the quays, with views up the River Teign. Live music can be heard here each week. The New Quay Inn will be hosting the Saturday hospitality for all the attending shanty crews and we extend our thanks to Alan for supporting the festival.

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The Devon Arms Hotel

This venue affectionately called "The Pub with the Pillars" which stands in Northumberland Place. The Devon Arms Hotel is no stranger to the sound of music. The Teignmouth Folk Club was based here for some years along with various other open mic sessions and groups who meet up in the bar. The Devon Arms is highly supportive of the Back Beach Boyz by offering a rehearsal space every Tuesday evening throughout the year.

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The London Inn

We are delighted to add The London Inn as one of our performance bases. Facing the Shaldon Village Green "The London" is an ideal location for traditional shanties and songs of the sea. This warm friendly village pub is popular with visitors and locals alike and often rings out the sound of music. Our thanks to Tim and Katie for coming forward to support this event.


The Shipwrights Arms

We're delighted to add The Shipwrights Arms to the list of performance spaces for our festival. Steve and Selena have owned the Shipwrights Arms since December 2019. The pub itself has three cosy bars and a very handy Farm Shop.


Dicey Reilly's

Our thanks to Dom at Dicey Reillys.

Just off the sea front, Diceys is popular with local musicians.

Although the pub is not an inside venue this year due to Covid restrictions, they have contributed to help make the nearby Franco's Green a new venue.

Franco’s Green

Franco's Green

This location is a celebration of Teignmouth collaboration between Franco’s restaurant, Dicey Reilly's and The Kings Arms. So a win, win, win situation with two pubs conveniently placed to satisfy your refreshment needs and Franco’s takeaway restaurant service on the doorstep to keep you supplied with pizza and other goodies!

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The Blue Anchor

This pub is no stranger to music or beer festivals.

We are grateful to Luke and Adele for involving the Blue Anchor as a performance venue, with a lovely outdoor covered performance area.

Shaldon Conservative Club

Shaldon Conservative Club

Shaldon Conservative Club was established in 1894 and is located in the centre of the village. It offers two or three real ales and a real cider at very reasonable prices, and often appears in the Good Beer Guide. The single bar area has comfortable seating and is home to snooker, darts and euchre teams.


Teign Corinthian Yacht Club

With all these great bands coming to town for our shanty festival, Teignmouth has some great venues for music, ales and hospitality.

We are fortunate to have the Teign Corinthian Yacht Club as a venue for Saturday afternoon and evening. Overlooking the Ocean is it a fitting place for a few shanties and salty tunes.

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Ye Olde Jolly Sailor

Within throwing distance of a monkey's fist to the Teignmouth Quay, we are delighted to add the Jolly Sailor to our list of venues. This is the oldest pub in Teignmouth and has parts dating from 1100s according to the Time Team. Today the Jolly Sailor is a cracking pub serving good food and ales, so we are stoked that Darren has joined the list of amazing venues for our festival.


The Beachcomber

Teignmouth Arts Action Group (TAAG) have been granted leave to use the newly renovated Beachcomber restaurant as a “pop up gallery” display space for the next few months and they have kindly allowed us to use a third of it. Over the festival weekend, we will have various heritage based maritime subjects on display.

_0001_The Ness

The Ness

The Ness is the perfect place to rest and relax, with fabulous views of the Teign Estuary and across to Lyme Bay. Named after the ‘Ness’ rocky outcrop that towers over it, the Ness is a Grade II listed Inn located on the South West Coast Path in the picturesque seaside village of Shaldon. As promoters of live music, we are very much looking forward to being a part of this great festival, and cannot wait to hear the salty tunes emanating from the house.

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The Kings Arms

The Kings Arms is located in French Street. The pub is named in official correspondence as a smugglers hide-away in the late 1700’s and played host to Bruce Reynolds, master mind of the Great Train Robbery, after he return to the UK after hiding out in South America. It is still full of character and characters! Although the pub is not an inside venue this year due to Covid restrictions, they have contributed to help make the nearby Franco's Green a new venue.

St Michael the Archangel Church

St Michael the Archangel Church

St Michael's is a Victorian Church, but is built on the site of a much older building. In fact the earliest reported religious building, was a chapel on Church Rocks, where there was a cluster of small fishermen's huts, but nothing remains of this. A Saxon style church existed on the present site in 1044.

The Lemon Tree

The Lemon Tree

The Lemon Tree is very centrally located in the lovely old "Teignmouth Triangle" area of the town. It is known for quick and efficient service and provides a range of tasty food and great tasting wines. Based just a stone’s throw away from the pier, the location is idyllic. Summer-time trade, of course, booms, but it’s the venue’s creativity, largely down to the owner, Kelly Dedman, that makes it gain consistent custom all year round.

Alice Cross Centre

Alice Cross Centre

The Alice Cross Community Centre was established in 1978 by the late Alice Beatrice Cross, BEM, a pioneering and dynamic woman. In 1989 the Centre became part of the Age Concern group.

“The Alice” is vibrant, lively and hosts a vast range of daily activities & services for improved general, social and physical wellbeing for over 50’s.

Teignmouth Methodist Church & Hall

Teignmouth Methodist Church & Hall

The Church is located on Somerset Place, near the junction of George Street and the church hall is located just behind the church, accessed from an alley to the right of the church, as you look at it.

Teign Heritage Centre

Teign Heritage Centre

The Teign Heritage Centre, home to the Teignmouth and Shaldon Museum, opened its doors to the public on 28th May 2011.

The eye-catching building boasts impressive new visitor facilities and is fully accessible. The Centre offers local residents and visitors the opportunity to explore the fascinating heritage of the area, as well as attend events, concerts and workshops.

St Peter

St Peter Shaldon Parish Church

St Peter the Apostle Parish Church of Shaldon is located just over the Shaldon side of the bridge, between Shaldon & Teignmouth and is well known for its wonderful acoustics.